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    February 26, 2014
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this story has not yet been the focus of a lot of national attention, but it's about to be. finally. good wednesday morning, everybody. right now on first, major recall. general motors is facing an expansive recall for a faulty ignition switch found in well over a million cars. and it's also being linked to 13 deaths. tarking her time. arizona governor jan brewer isn't rushing to veto an anti-gay bill. lucky dog, a california couple walking their dog finds gold rush coins worth over $10 million. plus the number of people with health care goes up, while the number of overweight kids goes down. and the first reports of taxes raised pr the sale of legal marijuana are in. we have the numbers.
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thanks for joining us. so a major auto recall is expanding after the deaths have doubled. it involves i guess anything switches in 1.6 million general motors vehicles. and it is now link ed to 31 crashes and at least 13 deaths. that faulty switch can inadvertently turn off, which shuts down the engine and most electrical components including air bag systems needed in crashes. look at the models impacted. 2003-2007 saturn ion. 2006-2007 chevrolet hhr. they join the already recalled 2005-2007 chevrolet cobalt and sedans. . and the 2005-2007 pontiac pursuit sold in canada only. in a statement, gm's president said "ensuring our customers'
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safety is our first order of business. we're deeply sorry and we are working to address the issue as quickly as we can." gm will notify all customers at no charge. in the meantime, drivers should only use the ignition key with nothing else on the key ring. the call to tee vooe toe a controversial bill is reaching a ground swell. it would allow businesses to deny services to gays and lesbians based on religious believes. three people tell nbc news she's likely to veto it. the governor said she has until friday to make a decision. but the governor has not said how she will act. late last night she tweeted "i assure you, as always, i will do the right thing for the state of arizona." but the course of opposition is growing. mitt romney is the latest to weigh in tweeting directly to
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the governor that a veto is right. romney joins john mccain and jeff flake in opposition. also this, yelp, delta airlines and intel are joining a hefty list of companies encouraging a veto, but those in support say the bill would protect the right of private businesses to service who they please. sign a security agreement or all u.s. troops are heading home at the end of this year. as jim miklaszewski reports, they are preparing for a possible pullout. >> reporter: martin dempsey was about to land in afghanistan when he got the word. start preparing to pul all u.s. troops out of afghanistan at the end of the year. >> we have o to plan for other options. >> reporter: in a phone call
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president obama urged the afghan president to sign a bilateral security agreement that would protect any american troops who remain in afghanistan once the war is officially over the at the start of next year. karzai once more refused. the white house press secretary said the president immediately ordered plans for a total u.s. withdrawal. >> this is about essentially planning for a post 2014 mission and there are a lot of complexities involved in asking the defense department to plan for a zero option that is a full withdral. >> reporter: karzai may leave him no choice. >> i can't ask men and women to serve in a country without the protections afforded by bilateral security agreement. >> reporter: karzai used the security agreement to try to pry concessions out of the u.s. there's a chance, but no guarantees, that presidential elections could elect a new
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afghan president who may sign the agreement. the white house was planning to leave as many as 10,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan to train and assist afghan forces. instead plans now begin to withdraw all 34,000 american forces from afghanistan. but the biggest challenge will be removing the millions of tons of u.s. military gear all in a tight ten-month time frame. general dempsey warns al qaeda is still alive and active here and worries about leaving that job undone. >> so we need to have an able to have a dread credible, stable, reliable partner in afghanistan against al qaeda for the foreseeable future. >> u.s. and nato officials are meeting today to discuss a way forward in the war torn country. president obama says 4 million people have already signed up for health care, but he wants a whole lot more to do so. the president urged supporters at the organizing for action
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summit to make a big push to reach 7 million enroll lees. for some people you just have to get their attention. >> then there are some folks actually who do like me but they just don't know. because they are not paying attention. because they are on one of the other channels that has real housewives or something. >> you'll want to pay attention to this. open enrollment ends on march 31st. the central government says it recovered a record breaking 4.3 billion in 2013 from individuals and companies who continued to bilk the government out of medicare and medicaid costs. apparently there is a gold rush in the hills. a lucky northern california couple has struck it rich after discovering $10 million worth of gold coins on their property.
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the two were walking their dog when they just stumbled upon six rusty metal cans holding the treasure. the coins are uncirculated kurnty from the 1800s and some are so rare they could fetch $1 million a piece. >> and it's literally a buried treasure story, walking along the road seeing a can full of gold coins. why doesn't it happen to you and me? pretty exciting for them, i would say. i don't know a lot about them, but i heard that they needed the money. >> they want to keep it anonymous. they don't want people to know about them because they want to ward off unwanted treasure hundredo hunters on their property. let's get the latest in sports. good morning, francis. >> let's start this morning with raymond felton. who was freed on bail after his
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arrest on weapons charges including two felonies for a gun he was not registered to have. he was issued a six-month order of protection from his wife whose lawyer turned that gun into police. in college basketball, wichita state dominated bradley. er they are the first team to get 30 wins from the regular season since the unlv in the 1991 season. florida faced vanderbilt in nashville. smith scored 19 points as the gators held off vanderbilt, 57-54. the florida state baseball team in. colludining jay miswinston. he said he was just thrilled to meet derek jeter. >> i was kind of star struck. i just kept telling him it was
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an honor to meet him. sometimes it feels like when i talk to little kids how they feel sometimes. sometimes they are speechless. that's how i was. >> and jason collins first game for the brooklyn nets got a lot of attention as he became the first openly gay player in the nba. since then the nets have signed him number 98 and fans have made it the hottest selling jersey as they want to celebrate that historic moment. it was called unprecedent ed. this is a big part here. only signed to a ten-day contract. so a lot of impact in just those d ten days. speak of a man who has a lot of impact, mr. bill karins is here. probably of the the impact you want. >> you have a negative connotation. this is bad. >> it just keeps going. >> they just took a look at the extended forecast. i don't want to tell anybody. i don't want to make people mad.
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let's get into it and tell you what the bottom line is. snow this morning. there's a coating of it. drive carefully. kentucky, west virginia, and washington, d.c. to baltimore areas. now towards philadelphia. behind that is just a bitterly cold air. people in the east coast are complaining, imagine what they are feeling in the northern plains. minus 26 windchill in minneapolis. that's brutal. the good news is we have a storm coming today and friday for the west coast. two to three inches of rain in the desperately dry california all through the state for the most part. then that storm unfortunely does have to come east. our computers are hinting that a possible snowstorm as we go through the weekend most likely sunday, monday, tuesday. that area of white and pink from the ohio valley through the northeast. the areas that have been hit hardst by snow look to get more this upcoming weekend. >> we just have to chuckle, it's so sad. thank you, bill. police including the chief
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time to ge down to business. >> good morning, betty. delta airlines is revamping their frequent flier program. passengers will earn sky miles based on ticket prices instead of how far they fly. members without elite status will get 5 miles for every dollar spent. meanwhile a county in southern colorado with two recreational stores is the first to report just how much taxes have been collected on poll sales. the stores generated $1 million in sales in january. that translated to $56,000 in local sales taxes. back to you. >> thank you. some stories making news this morning. hundreds of protesters in turkey clash with police over voice
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recordings that include the prm telling his son to hide money from authorities. protesters shot fireworks at police who responded with fire hoses. former new england patriot aaron hernandez got into a fight with an inmate. an altercation took place and neither were injured. tmz claims that hernandez beat up the other prisoner pretty badly. four top police officers in king city, california, have been arrested on corruption charges. listen to this. the officers would steal impounded cars and sell them for a profit. the police chief even involved his brother in the scheme, who owns a tow truck company. and taking a smoking break is one thing, but what about a pot smoking break. a police dispatcher in oklahoma is under arrest after she was caught smoking weed on camera while on duty in a police station. what was she thinking? apparently she wasn't. the dispatcher offered her dez i
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guess ration np. vice president biden comments on a possible 2016 challenge with hillary clinton. jimmy fallon takes on toronto mayor rob ford, next. and later today andrea mitchell goes one-on-one with secretary of state john kerry, today at noon only on msnbc. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder. isn't that a conflict? search "proprietary mutual funds". yikes!! then go to e*trade. we've got over 8,000 mutual funds and not one of them has our name on it. we're in the business of finding the right investments for you. e*trade. less for us, more for you. the fund's prospectus contains its investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information and should be read and considered carefully before investing. for a current prospectus visit www.etrade.com/mutualfunds. he was a matted messiley in a small cage. ng day. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers,
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obama and jayne john boehner. they talked about afghanistan and more. so how did it go? >> they had a good and constructive meeting of about an hour. it was a useful conversation. >> it was just fine. we had a nice meeting. >> if that's the case, why did boehner make no mention of it during a speech on the house floor? he focused instead on the health care laws impact on health plans. vice president joe biden blaming hatred on voting rights issues facing african-americans. he hosted a reception for black leaders in honor of black history month. biden hopes congress will pass new legislation to modernize the voting rights act of 1965. and on "the view", the veep was asked if hillary clinton's run in 2016 would impact his decision. >> whether she runs or not will not affect my decision. >> you haven't said no.
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>> i have not said no. i just truly haven't made up my mind. the good news is everything i think i would have to do to be a viable candidate is the same exact thing i should be doing to be the best vice president i could possibly be. >> which president can go to every single state and help democratic senators in the reelection fight? >> but we do have one president that's been going every place and that's clinton. he's traveling around campaigning for everybody doing a great job. >> speaking of which, clinton was stumping for candidate lundergan yesterday. toronto's crack-smoking mayor rob ford exclusively on the "today" show yesterday. he told matt lauer he was going to hit the gym right after interview. jimmy fallon is not having it.
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>> he expects us to believe that he hits the gym? does he think we're on crack. >> is gym the name of his crack pipe? >> then i would believe it. this is jim. i hit the gym like three times. >> that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. i'm joined now by politico senior respond anna palmer. good morning. >> good morning. >> we have to turn to a serious node noet. about 4 million people have enrolled in obamacare which puts it on pace to come up short of its 7 million enrollee goal by end of the march. what's the political fallout? >> it it's big. this is something that is a signature issue. for every democrat running for reelection, you're hoping this law actually starts o to work because it's something that republicans are hitting them over and over again.
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the administration is saying 7 million might have been a little too aggressive. if we get to 6 million, we'll feel pretty strong about that. >> an arizona law that would allow businesses to refuse service to the gay community based on religious believes is spreading. delta airlines says it's deeply concerned about these proposed measures and if passed into law these proposals would cause significant harm to many people and will result to job loss. that is their u quote. is that a essentially a warning shot to not only arizona, but to georgia, where delta has its headquarters. >> absolutely. businesses are coming out aggressive on this saying this is not something they want to have. even potentially impact whether the super bowl would be in arizona. you're starting to see really a lot of the senators, senator mccain and senator flake, come out aggressively and saying they want the governor to veto it as soon as possible.
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child obesity is down 40% in last decade. the first lady is thrilled over the progress we have made in obesity rates. is this a cause that she should actually get some credit for with her let's move campaign? >> it's something that's going to be a signature of something she's done. will probably continue past this administration. as a country that's facing a lot of obesity issue, this is not something that the u.s. usually has good news in. they are going to point to over and over again saying this was good money spent. >> we moved around quite a bit today. thank you for rolling with it. we appreciate your inigt soap. coming up bill karins will be here for first buzz. [ girl ] my mom, she makes underwater fans that are powered by the moon. ♪ she can print amazing things, right from her computer. [ whirring ] [ train whistle blows ] she makes trains that are friends with trees.
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> full-time time now for first buzz. you may not like this. it's quite old. it may not be too tasty because it was found on mummies. i'm not joking. >> it doesn't even look real. >> it dates back to the early 1615 b.c. it was buried atop a large sand dune, which was well preserved. they were vacuum packed. they don't know why the cheese was found on them except make it was for the after life and to give them some food. >> smelly cheese. >> needless to say, it's the world's oldest cheese. >> that's gross. >> a lot of people love the older the better. >> not that old. we go for something gross to something cute. >> during the olympics one of the nonsports stories was all
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the stray dogs roaming around sochi. the u.s. athletes wanted to adopt them. a the lot of them found it difficult, but this lady was able to adopt this puppy. it was very difficult. she had to work with two veterinarians from russia. delta airlines pitched in to help. and she had to get approval from the cdc. and now she's on u.s. soil. she's alive and going to have a great life. >> i love it. francis, i have never heard of this before. just go ahead. >> it's the latest thing. hair transplants for guys, but what about beard transplants? especially with the hitch sters. they have the funky glasses and the beards. so especially in big cities like new york, people are saying, hey, take the hair from my chest, implant them on meso i
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can have this manly beard. >> our good friend willie geist did have the thing where we had to grow the beard for the "today" show. maybe there's some logic. >> thanks for watching. "way too early" with thomas roberts starts right now. two days before he fled, an o bam administration official says he was on the phone for more than two hours with vice president joe biden. he told him the window for a resolution is quickly closing. >> no wonder he got the [ bleep ] out of there. two hours on the phone with joe biden? >> whether it's a ukrainen dictator or hillary clinton, he season afraid. is he eyeing up the oval office? and you can't buy your prends. the president's relationship with hamid karzai on the rocks. remember this reporter from
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rhode island? she got our attention with her reports. what she did to get probably canned. this is "way too early." probably canned, whoa. good morning, i'm thomas roberts. welcome to "way too early." the show where we encourage self-indull gant news inquiry. jan brewer in arizona, feeling more pressure over the state's religious prime minister bill. it would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. both john mccain and jeff flake encouraged brewer to veto that bill. and three state starts have come forward saying they are uncomfortable with their yes votes. it could cost the state millions of dollars. arizona is slated to h